France, AD 799.
Northmen sacked the monastery at dawn before anyone had awakened. They burned the village and slaughtered all who stood in their path. The relics of Saint Philbert were lost, and the island was abandoned by those who once dwelled there.
Sixteen years later, a monk named Abriel who had survived the attack as a boy is sent to recover the relics to help restore the reputation and legitimacy of Saint Philbert. What he discovers on his journey changes his life forever.
Northmen had colonized the island in the absence of the monks. They hold the key to finding the relics, but they have greater plans for Abriel, plans that will take him to the North to find his destiny.
The Line of His People is a Viking age historical fiction novel written for young adults.
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An intriguing story beautifully told.
I would recommend this book to others as it brought to life a very intriguing and harsh past. A time that is so difficult to imagine now and yet the common thread of humanity which is woven through time right up to modern times. Characters we can relate to, human stories we can relate to.
Mark's voice is rich and warm. His story telling was key to my enjoying this audiobook. He brought the characters to life well and gave each one distinctive differences, without taking away from the flow of the narrative. I would definitely listen to more of his audio work.
A good story beautifully narrated and definitely worth a listen.
- Gabrielle baker